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Mar 24, 2015

Singling out delegation of responsibilities as an outstanding issue, Luxembourg asset servicers outline the work completed – and still necessary – for them and their clients to make the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive fully operational.

Mar 24, 2015

Singling out delegation of responsibilities as an outstanding issue, Luxembourg asset servicers outline the work completed – and still necessary – for them and their clients to make the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive fully operational.

Mar 19, 2015

Gary DelanyWhen you think of funds, you do not necessarily think of options as well, but in the US the two instruments overlap. A new study – Highlights of Performance Analysis of Options-Based Equity Mutual Funds, CEFs, and ETFs – looks at US investment companies regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission that focus on the use of exchange-listed options for portfolio management.

Feb 23, 2015

ValueThe Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a review of the asset management sector that would look at how buyers of products receive value for money.

Feb 20, 2015

Anchor chainCentral counterparties that support the clearing of derivatives pose a systemic risk if they fail. Nicholas Pratt reports on the difficulties in finding a way to stabilise the system.

Jan 29, 2015

RenminbiThe renminbi has jumped into the top five of world payment currencies, overtaking both the Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar by its share of global payments.

Jan 13, 2015

Editorial Synopsis February 2015

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Active management
The need for active managers to defend what they do is perhaps more pressing than ever as passive investment obtains a larger market share and criticism of the active industry is almost constant. But can active managers really justify their existence?

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Jan 08, 2015

The stock connectThe initial enthusiasm around the programme that links the stock exchanges of Shanghai and Hong Kong has faded and trading volumes have dropped, partly because Ucits funds are not eligible to trade under it. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports. 

Jan 08, 2015

Philippe SeyllFunds Europe talks to Philippe Seyll about Clearstream’s China strategy and the importance of global connectivity.

Jan 08, 2015

Philippe SeyllFunds Europe talks to Philippe Seyll about Clearstream’s China strategy and the importance of global connectivity.

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Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

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The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

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We asked five investment experts how smart beta indices have performed against cap-weighted indices over the past year and what the investment outlook suggests about the prospect for different investment factors.

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